On October 18, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations, met with the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unite, Cardinal Kurt Koch, within the framework of the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops of the Catholic Church.
The “Bridges of Peace” international forum took place in Bologna, Italy, on October 14-16, 2018. The annual meeting is sponsored by the Catholic community of Sant’Egidio.
The 17th session of Petersburg Dialogue Russian-German Public Forum took place in Moscow on October 7-8, 2018. Its theme was the strengthening of trust, partnership and cooperation between civil societies of Russian and Germany as an impetus to inter-governmental dialogue.
On October 1-2, 2018, an international conference was held at the St. Alexander Nevsky Monastery on ‘Theological Understanding of Dependency Problems: Orthodox and Catholic Perspective’.
On September 28-October 2, 2018, the International Conference ‘The Holy Scriptures in the Changing World’ was held in Etchmiadzin, Armenia, sponsored by the United Bible Societies (UBS) with the participation of the Local Orthodox Churches and the Ancient Oriental Churches.
On 13 September 2018, at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk met with Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation.
The group arrived in Russia to attend a course of the Summer Institute organized by Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies.
On September 5, 2018, the 26th International Symposium on Orthodox Spirituality was opened at the Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration in Bose under the theme ‘Discernment and the Christian Life’.
On 27 August 2018, the eve of the Feast of the Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the All-Night Vigil at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
A delegation of the clergy and laity of the Roman Catholic Church visited the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR).